If you are interested in becoming a mentor or partner for the CWC or participating teams, please contact:

Elise DeGeorge
National Renewable Energy Laboratory

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and organizers with the National Renewable Energy Laboratory are searching for partners to support students participating in the Collegiate Wind Competition (CWC).

The CWC provides undergraduate students with real-world experience as they prepare to enter the workforce by challenging teams from a variety of programs across the nation to:

  • Design, build, and test a wind turbine
  • Plan and financially analyze a wind farm
  • Connect with the wind industry, community, and local media.

Due to its interdisciplinary nature, the competition draws students from a variety of programs, including engineering, computer science, business, economics, communications, energy systems, physics, integrated science and technology, and environmental studies, making it critical for students to engage with the range of professionals already in the wind industry.

    Members of the wind industry shake hands.
    Werner Slocum, NREL

    You can support student education in a range of ways:

    • Share wind-related internship and entry-level job opportunities suitable for students and recent graduates with Heidi Tinnesand.
    • Share your expertise with the teams on all-team calls or in virtual training sessions.
    • Provide mentorship for students on their competition progress
    • Serve as a CWC judge and review team presentations and submissions.


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